Indications for Desoximetasone
Desoximetasone is a Group II topical steroid, which means it belongs to the second strongest classification of this type of drug. Topical steroids are used to help reduce inflammation, such as ear or eye infections, rashes, or other skin ailments. Being such a potent variation of the corticosteroid drug family, Desoximetasone is mainly used for serious skin conditions, like psoriasis or eczema, or for serious ear or eye infections that are not responding to milder treatments. Because of its immunosuppressive tendencies (reduces the bodies immune response), it can also be used to treat chronic disorders stemming from an overactivity of the immune system, like Rheumatoid arthritis. Desoximetasone is also frequently used in diagnostic tests, helping to see how cortisol levels are affected by the presence of this drug, which can help in detecting various types of illness, such as Cushing’s disease.